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Dayton’s own Team American Chucker is lord of the gourd at national Punkin Chunkin competition By Mark Luedtke Medieval knights and battles are popular shows on the History Channel, and Renaissance festivals have become a modern American tradition — Americans love the romance of the medieval period. Many dream of donning armor, riding a fine […]

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If there’s something strange, in your neighborhood…

Local paranormal investigation group ParaVizionz locks down one of Ohio’s most haunted towns By J.T. Ryder Are you hearing things go “bump” in the night? A local paranormal investigations team called ParaVizionz might be able to provide an explanation. ParaVizionz is a self-described, high-level paranormal investigation and research team serving Ohio, Indiana and Northern Kentucky. […]

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The Dangerous Dames of Dayton

Suffragette City: The history of Dayton’s League of Women Voters By Jolene Pohl Some have said they were “a little un-ladylike” and there were riots in the streets of Washington, D.C. because of them. Despite the uproar, the purple and gold flags waved high with the women who called themselves suffragists. Imagine stepping up to […]

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Being the change

How two regular guys are changing the way Dayton works out By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Let’s get one thing straight: There’s nothing “drop-and-give-me-20” about this girl. In fact, as a long distance runner and hot yoga lover, I’m prone to exercise that is a bit more — shall we say, internal? So, when I was invited […]

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I’m Antioch. Yes, I’m the real Antioch.

How two institutions with historic ties (and the same name) still confuse the crap out of us… By Caroline Shannon-Karasik and Tim Walker   Antioch. What comes to mind when you hear that word? For some, it’s the Antioch Shrine Center in downtown Dayton on East First Street. For most, it’s the famed Antioch College […]

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Gearing up for the great outdoors

Last of summer festivals conclude with the most active of the season: Get in gear with the Buck Creek Bash and Gearfest Dayton By Emma Jarman With summer winding down and the inevitability of indoor activities trumping the great outdoors for the coming six months, it’s hard to come to terms with winter weight gain […]

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40 things to know about Oktoberfest

DCP’s complete guide to DAI’s 40th Annual Oktoberfest By Kevin J. Gray This year marks the 40th Annual Dayton Art Institute Oktoberfest. In honor of that tremendous milestone, Dayton City Paper presents you with 40 things to know about Oktoberfest. Consider it your comprehensive guide to DAI’s Oktoberfests, past and present. 1  Oktoberfest is an […]

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On the edge

September’s Urban Nights will be over the top By Jennifer Hanauer Raise $1,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley (BBBSGMV), and you get the chance to rappel down the side of Dayton’s 27-story KeyBank Tower during September’s Urban Nights. This was the proposition put forth to the adventuresome faction of Daytonian […]

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The 8th Annual Dayton Music Fest

Clean out your ears: Dayton Music Fest is throwing down with two days of local music By Benjamin Dale   It all boils down to religion. The Catholic Church invented the chords. The pagans invented the festivals. The exuberance is uniquely human. Some people go to church; others go to the synagogue. Still others trek […]

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Life is so strange when it’s changin’

A look at life, liberty and lucidity with Lynyrd Skynyrd By J.T. Ryder We may view our lives as a linear passage of time, as if we were tiredly gazing through a car window as the lackluster landscape of our lives flies by, a vista of relatively repetitive sameness that is only occasionally broken by […]

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A fall curtain call

DCP’s guide to the Fall 2011 arts season By Emma Jarman and Nicole Wroten Autumn is known for many things: The leaves change colors and float to the ground, the air goes crisp and cool, candy apples and cider replace elephant ears and snow cones and the City of Dayton gears up for another season […]

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Shot in the dark

A 10-step guide that proves bar owners are crazy and that opening a bar is probably not for you. By Christopher Schutte It’s happened to all of us. You’re sitting in the corner booth at your favorite bar with a few friends. After a few drinks, the juices start flowing. Everyone’s laughing, having a great […]

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The pig says, “Let’s learn!”

How the Learning Tree Farm is getting local kids back to nature By Emma Jarman The speed limit is 50 miles per hour down a two-lane road. Fresh eggs sit unattended at the end of the driveway, waiting for purchase on the honor system. When the sun goes down, this place sleeps; it’s unlike the […]

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No fracking way?

Debate over controversial extraction technique divides Ohioans By David H. Landon The Village of Yellow Springs recently passed a resolution calling for a statewide moratorium on hydraulic fracturing. Hydraulic fracturing, often called fracking, is the process of initiating and propagating a fracture in a rock layer by employing the pressure of a fluid as the […]

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Simply the best

DCP’s top picks for the best bakeries around the Miami Valley By Brian P. Sharp I’ve never met a baked good I didn’t like. It took lots of research and reminiscing, one too many sugar rushes, maybe a few pounds around my waistline after hours in the car on the ultimate quest for the best […]

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Arts getting axed?

A look at the struggle for arts funding in Ohio By Caroline Shannon-Karasik In a nation where a nicely padded savings and retirement are an all-too-often distant memory, stealing time away to indulge a “life passion” is a far off dream for many. And it’s for that very reason that “logic” would tell he who […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]